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France vs USA: times, TV and how to watch online - Olympics basketball final
All the information you need on how and where to watch France take on USA in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games basketball gold medal match on Friday.
Team USA will try to exact revenge from their tournament-opening loss when they face France in the Tokyo Olympics men's basketball final.
Two defeats in exhibition matches prior to that disappointment against France was not the best start for the 2016 Olympic champions, but since then Gregg Popovich’s men have raised their level with the objective of proving the critics wrong and winning the gold medal.
USA, too strong when it matters
Facing Spain in the quarters, the USA had a great performance against the No.2 ranked team in the world, according to FIBA's world rankings, while they showed no mercy against Australia, another of the favorites to win the competition.
The USA were able to avoid injuries prior to their final contest of the Tokyo Olympics and will likely stick to the same starting five that have taken the floor in the previous four games.
Can France do it again?
Meanwhile, France, the only undefeated team in the tournament, booked their place in the final after beating Slovenia with a dramatic late block from LA Clippers swingman Nicolas Batum.
Nando de Colo, who scored 25 points against Slovenia, and Rudy Gobert, who has the fourth-most rebounds per contest and the team's best efficiency, have been key players to France’s great results. Like Team USA, France will likely remain unchanged for the final.
What time does France vs USA tips off?
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games basketball match between France and USA will take place at the Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, on Friday 6 August 2021 at 10:30 pm US (EDT) and 07:30 pm US (PDT).
That’s 04:30 am CEST and 03:30 am UK time on Saturday 7 August.
Find out what time France vs USA starts if you’re elsewhere in the world.
Where can I watch France vs USA in the US and UK?
France vs USA will be available to stream on Peacock Premium.
If you have a valid cable login, you can also stream the game live on the NBC Sports app or NBCOlympics.com.
France vs USA: live AS English coverage
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of France vs USA right here at AS English. Our basketball guru Dane Arlauckas will be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action as it unfolds. Not one you want to miss!
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